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J.R. Vosovic
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I am currently developing a new Sci-fi tabletop wargame.

Please check it out, facebook.com/thonthegame and the official site now with forum, www.thonthegame.com
and now on bgg! http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/131750/thon

Background
Thon is a Starlight System, a massive artificial planet and completely self sufficient fortress world created with one purpose: the protection of its inhabitants, both living on its surface and entombed within its Soul Core.

THON is a fast paced tactical wargame for two or more players, pitting the Starlight Defending Thonians against the mighty terraforming Sons of Ord.

-THON uses a simple and elegant four stat D6 system.
-Three games in one; Versus, Narrative RPG, and Casual Multiplayer
-Truly interactive turns.
-Extremely powerful individual Commanders and Overlords
-Dynamic cover and environments
-Fast paced, tactical combat

Each army consists of:
-Two variations of shock troops
-One of two options for a Commander/Overlord
-Multipurpose Unit
-Heavy Support Unit

For the Thonians:
-Manakin and Honor Guard
-Two named Commanders that lead and buff your units
-Two Automated Defense Units, looks a bit like the loader from aliens
-Gunship

For the Ordhren:
-Legion and DRX Drones
-One of two named Overlords
-Fast Attack ARC Drones
-Havok heavy support

Commanders and Overlords...
Lead each army and accumulate Flash and Fury each turn. Flash and Fury Points can be stored or expended both netting in-game results. All Commanders and Overlords are capable of a single, typically game-winning ultimate ability should they store enough Flash/Fury and survive long enough to use it.

EDIT: Updated!
EDIT: Added Commander Flash/Fury details
EDIT: Put pertinent info in this header. THON is Copyright 2012
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Facebook is an awful way to present information. I suggest you post the information here, in the order you want it to be read!
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jrvosovic wrote:
board game-table top hybrid


What exactly does this mean? I agree with the above post. FB is a terrible way to promote something. Give a little more info here. Tell us a little about the backstory, the mechanics, and the physical items that make up the game. If it sounds interesting, I would take a look at it.

-Brian
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J.R. Vosovic
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Hey Scarecrow, thanks for checking me out.

Description
Thon is an entirely new Sci-Fi table top wargame for two or more players putting you in control of either a Starlight defending Thonian Commander or Starfire worshipping Ordhren Overlord.

General Information
-Three games in one; Versus, Narrative RPG, and Casual Multiplayer
-Truly Interactive turns
-Extremely powerful Commanders and Overlords
-Dynamic cover and environments
-Fast paced, tactical combat, versus games last about an hour
-THON uses a simple and elegant D6 system

Each army consists of:
-Two variations of shock troops
-One of two options for a Commander/Overlord
-Multipurpose Unit
-Heavy Support Unit

For the Thonians:
-Manakin and Honor Guard
-Two named Commanders that lead and buff your units
-Two Automated Defense Units, looks a bit like the loader from aliens
-Gunship

For the Ordhren:
-Legion and DRX Drones
-One of two named Overlords
-Fast Attack ARC unit
-Groundbreaker tank

EDIT: Combined double post
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Johan Haglert
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Most likely sci-fi miniatures on a board instead of "free space" with card mechanics? At least I hope it's not only random/limited resources
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If you ever present your game to a French publisher, consider changing the name : "Thon" is a tuna in French, it's also a common slang word for "ugly & fat woman". Anyway, not very sci-fi around here... whistle.
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hah. well its a very cool tuna... and who doesn't like fat chicks?

Thanks for the heads up.
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Your father taught me how to get through college.
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J.R. Vosovic
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updated first post with relevant info.
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jrvosovic wrote:
hah. well its a very cool tuna... and who doesn't like fat chicks?

Thanks for the heads up.


I actually thought it might be a game about Thor in the Tron universe!
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J.R. Vosovic
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Well, the main character 'Ord' does have a massive hammer and the Thonians are pretty high tech like the Tron universe =)

So just imagine a gigantic power-armor clad barbarian smashing around in the Tron world and you have my game.
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add a 'G', retheme and you will really have something
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J.R. Vosovic
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hah. My original blog started as ThonGame...
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J.R. Vosovic
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Updated original post with some background info.
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J.R. Vosovic
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New info, new site, new forum, new art and game models, check it out.
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It's good to see that the thonians are from New Mexico
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J.R. Vosovic
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Chapel =) I've had another guy mention the similarity to Zia. Strictly coincidence.
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updated first post with link to bgg page.
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A few months old, but I did a short interview with them.

Information might not all be up to date

http://blog.pinsofwar.net/thon-the-game-interview/
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